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Live measles Virus vaccine jab/shot/injection schedule, to vaccinate against measles virus to immunize against Measles at Shim Clinic in Singapore

A number of live, attenuated measles vaccines are currently available, either as monovalent vaccine or as measles-containing vaccine combinations with one or more of rubella (R), mumps (M) and varicella vaccines. The measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR) or measles/rubella (MR) vaccine is given in many countries instead of monovalent measles vaccine. The measles vaccines that are now internationally available are safe and effective and may be used interchangeably in immunization programmes. Every child should receive two doses of measles vaccine. The second dose may be given as early as 1 month following the first, depending on the local programmatic and epidemiological situation.

Special attention must be paid to all children and adolescent/young adult travellers who have not received two doses of measles vaccine. Measles is still common in many countries and travel in densely populated areas may favour transmission. For infants travelling to countries experiencing extensive measles transmission, a dose of vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age. However, children who receive the first dose between 6 and 8 months of age should subsequently receive the two doses according to the national schedule. Older children or adults who did not receive the two lifetime doses should consider measles vaccination before travel.

Given the severe course of measles in patients with advanced HIV infection, measles vaccination should be routinely administered to potentially susceptible, asymptomatic HIV-positive children and adults. Measles vaccination may be considered even in individuals with symptomatic HIV infection, provided that they are not severely immunosuppressed. Where the risk of contracting measles infection is negligible, physicians who are able to monitor CD4 counts may prefer to delay the use of measles vaccine until CD4 counts are above 200. Following measles vaccination no increased risk of serious adverse events has been demonstrated in HIV-positive compared with HIV-negative children, although lower antibody levels may be found in the former group.


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Measles immunity gaps and the progress towards elimination: a multi-country modelling analysis
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:14:09 +0800 | Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)
This modelling analysis found that susceptibility to measles was 3% in the UK. Reviewing vaccination history of school leavers and offering vaccination at time of school leaving was suggested as a convenient strategy for filling immunity gaps among adolescents and young adults. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Romania fights worst outbreak of measles for decades
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 11:12:49 +0800 | FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare
New law designed to boost falling vaccination rate expected as more than 30 die (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

Measles Cases Could Triple Even With Just A Small Decline In Vaccinations
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:04:21 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Vaccine hesitancy is a major public health concern that needs to be highlighted. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:23:25 +0800 | Medscape Allergy Headlines
Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)

DRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against Measles
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:49:39 +0800 | MSF News
Press releaseDRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against MeaslesJuly 28, 2017As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease during a nine-month campaign by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)

Romania to pass vaccination law to deal with immunization gaps
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:44:55 +0800 | Reuters: Health
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Slight Drop In Measles Vaccinations Could Triple Infections In U.S. Kids
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:54:10 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be serious or even fatal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call'Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call '
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:59:27 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Further declines in measles vaccine coverage could make the disease endemic again in the United States, the authors warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Small Declines in Measles Vaccination Could Triple the Number of Cases (FREE)
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Even a small decrease in the measles vaccination rate could lead to a threefold increase in cases, according to a modeling study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

Small drop in vaccine rates could cause measles outbreak
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:40:06 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
About 93 percent of children aged two to 11 years old get the measles vaccine. If this dropped to 88 percent, it could cost the US $2.1million more a year, Stanford researchers warn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


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